Discover Vernal Pools with the MLT

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Mattapoisett is fortunate to have a large number of vernal pools, vital breeding habitats for resident amphibians and invertebrates such as wood frogs, spotted and blue-spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. The MLT is once again offering an introduction to vernal pools and instruction on how to certify them through a workshop and field trip. The […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

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Berklee College of Music announces that Ian Jones of Rochester has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust Annual Meeting

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The Sippican Lands Trust invites the public to attend an open annual meeting on Thursday April 10 at 5:30 pm. It will be held at the SLT office located at 354 Front Street, Marion next to Uncle Jon’s coffee. There will be a brief business meeting followed by a presentation by local, climate expert Dr. […] Read more »

21st Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

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The waters of New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay are still chilly from winter, but the warmth of summer will soon be here! Get outside and show your support for clean water by swimming in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 28. Swimmers who sign up through Tuesday, April […] Read more »

Plumb Library News

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“Just the Facts” the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv. “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in and so out […] Read more »

Solar Farm #3 for Mattapoisett

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It seems that Mattapoisett is becoming the Tri-Town leader of the pack when it comes to commercial solar farms – Number Three is planned for Crystal Spring Road in the fall of 2014. Blue Wave LLC, now a household name for many residents on North Street and Shady Oak Drive, invited abutters on Crystal Spring […] Read more »

The New Titans of Business

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Last Thursday, one of Old Rochester Regional High School’s five teams won first place at UMass Dartmouth’s 1st annual Junior Achievement Titan Challenge. The winning team – seniors Zach Bowen, Kiernan Besse, and Jeremy Bare – were victorious against roughly fifty other teams from schools across southern Massachusetts. Each student on the winning team was […] Read more »

Lions Brings Harlem Ambassadors to ORR

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Put the Mattapoisett Lions Club together with the Harlem Ambassadors and the outcome can only be positive. When a local organization of volunteers that raises money to assist community members in need teams up with comedy-basketball players performing stunts and slam dunks, what you get is a win-win situation – what they do is put […] Read more »

Afterschool Programs at the MNHM

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Spring Thaw – April 16, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. (postponed from March 28). Finally, spring is here! Let’s investigate those signs of life – both animal and plant – that can be seen now that the winter is officially over. Specimens will be available for handling, so please dress accordingly. Composting - April 9, 3:30 […] Read more »

Wareham Offers New Dual Enrollment

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Dual enrollment classes might not count towards a student’s GPA at Old Rochester Regional High School, but they do at Wareham High School, a school choice school with a new partnership with Bridgewater State University that will give upperclassmen a head start in their secondary education. In a March 17 press release, Wareham High School […] Read more »